9 Stylish and Space-Saving Home Office Essentials That’ll Get You Organized

updated Oct 24, 2019
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When a workspace is nicely designed and organized, actually doing work seems to be that much easier. That’s why home offices that are both stylish and have sufficient storage are one of our very favorite things. Whether you have a work from home job or just utilize an area of your house to stay on top of paperwork, it’s important to find home office essentials that help you stay organized and keep your room looking good—especially if it’s part of your living area or bedroom. Check out some of our favorite affordable Amazon picks for creating a home office even Marie Kondo would be proud of.

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VASAGLE Industrial Ladder Shelf

This four-tier industrial-style bookshelf is the perfect spot for keeping your printer, books, important files, and maybe even tucking away extra supplies in a basket on the lower shelves. It’s also important to intersperse the office essentials with objects that have meaning to you, like a framed photo, a favorite plant, or even one of those crystal paperweights recognizing you for a work achievement.

Buy: VASAGLE Industrial Ladder Shelf, $65.99

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Design Styles Three-Tier Wall File Holder

Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to a tidy desk is the miscellaneous papers and mail that seem to pile up out of nowhere. Keep the clutter away (but within easy reach) by creating your own vertical hanging filing system with this three-tier wall file holder. One tier can hold important home and medical documents, another can hold work-related files, and the last can host bills and letters that need your attention. This file holder also available in copper, pewter, and white finishes.

Buy: Design Styles Three Tier Wall File Holder, $34.99 

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DHP Mid Century Modern Chair with Wood Legs

Non-corporate settings call for seating with personality. So have a little fun with your desk chair with this modern pick with wooden dowel legs in white or black. While we’ve typically seen this design around a dinner table, we’re all for switching things up and placing it desk-side, as many Amazon reviewers made note that it’s comfortable enough for a day’s work. Make it even comfier by draping a sheepskin throw over it for extra cushioning. But if you’re looking for something with wheels to easily move around in, this ergonomic pick offers a similar seat style.

Buy: DHP Mid Century Modern Chair with Wood Legs, $119.99, $62.99

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Kikkerland Concrete Desktop Planter

We’re guilty of loving anything that’s two-in-one, especially when those two things are being decorative and functional. And if you take into account the added health benefits of keeping a plant near your desk, even better! This cute little desktop concrete planter has a space for your favorite succulent and a separate compartment for pens and scissors. Nifty!

Buy: Kikkerland Concrete Desktop Planter, $20

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Rivet Dome-Shaped Table Lamp

Good lighting is key to a productive workspace and even Mandy Moore agrees! In fact, the “This Is Us” star added this matte mid-century modern lamp to her office at Paramount Studios, in the dreamy pink color no less! Talk about office goals!

Buy: Rivet Dome-Shaped Table Lamp, $56.60

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Sauder North Avenue Desk

The open shelving of this industrial and modern desk almost forces you to stay organized, but luckily it’s not without opportunities for storage. The slim profile also makes it ideal for small spaces. If you’re looking for something more mid-century, we love the sleek lines on this curved computer desk from Rivet with one small drawer for storage.

Buy: Sauder North Avenue Desk, $82.85

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Love-KANKEI Floating Shelves Wall Mounted Set of 3

No matter the room, floating shelves add much-needed storage to an open wall. These rustic shelves, made of solid wood with metal iron brackets, are a great place to store decor items that previously might have had a home on your desk, but for the sake of reducing clutter are being relocated elsewhere. Each shelf also holds up to 40 pounds!

Buy: Love-KANKEI Floating Shelves Wall Mounted Set of 3, $19.99

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Umbra Sometime Modern Desk Clock

Keep track of the time with this stylish and modern clock, inspired by European clock towers. It will look gorgeous (silently) ticking away on the shelves or bookcase mentioned above, or if you need to have the time right in front of you, it’s one of those pieces that deserve to take up precious desk real estate.

Buy: Umbra Sometime Modern Desk Clock, $26.23

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Whitmor Rattique Storage Baskets, Set of 3

Even in an office, baskets are a no-fail way to stash extra supplies and papers and keep clutter out of sight. This set of rattan-style baskets, featuring three different sizes, will look right at home on a bookshelf. Plus, they’re big enough to hold a standard-sized sheet of paper, so they’re perfect for holding documents.

Buy: Whitmor Rattique Storage Baskets, Set of 3, $20.85